Placing Cultivation Above Everything
(Minghui.org) I am 81 years old. I have been practicing Falun Gong for over 20 years. Through the practice, my tuberculosis was cured, and I no longer vomited blood. I became a healthy and happy person.
Even though I was illiterate, I gained wisdom from Dafa and can now read all the Dafa books. I read Zhuan Falun every morning. I go out in the afternoon to tell people about Dafa or to distribute materials about Dafa. Then, I listen to two chapters of Master's lectures. I go to group Fa study in the evening and listen to Minghui Radio or other truth-clarification audio clips afterward.
Through cultivation, I enlightened to the fact that for a practitioner, cultivation is above everything else. Since cultivation is something beyond the ordinary, it requires us to keep our minds righteous at all times. I always pay attention to my words and actions. Whenever I did anything wrong, I would immediately acknowledge it to Master and correct it without delay. When my attachments emerged, I would share it with other practitioners and let the attachment go right away.
I always try to conduct myself according to Master's expectation of looking within during tribulations. Whenever I had ill thoughts when reading the Fa, I immediately stood up and told myself loudly, “These thoughts are not mine. I am Master's disciple. I only acknowledge Master's arrangements.”
When I told people about Dafa, I did not feel afraid or distracted. If people refused to listen, I looked at myself first to find my loopholes and then eliminate the interference.
I would like to share some of my experiences here.
Telling People About Dafa
I have been going out to tell people about Dafa and distribute materials for over ten years. Before I left home each time, I would stop by Master's portrait and ask Master to help sentient beings accept the truth. I also told myself that I was about to save people and do what Master told me to do. This helped me to think of Master whenever I ran into problems.
I liked to go out with other practitioners. Some of our local practitioners were afraid of talking to people, but I encouraged them to go out with me anyway. They followed me and carried the materials for me. After a while, they gained enough courage and experience to do it by themselves.
In 2016, I teamed up with another practitioner. I was really happy that she could help me record the names of those people who agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliate organizations. We openly distributed copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party and talked to people. The effect was great on the whole.
Once, when people were reluctant to accept the materials, I looked inward. Master gave me wisdom right away: I should use a new angle. Once I started to talk to them from this new angle, they all took the materials.
In 2017, I worked together with a retired male practitioner. He drove his electric bike and carried a lot of materials with him. We could go to places farther away from home. One day, we went to a morning market and found a busy location to distribute materials. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate interference. People all liked our materials, and we gave all of them away in two hours.
When some practitioners would have materials left over, I was always happy to take them and distribute them to people. All Dafa practitioners are part of one body. We should help and cooperate with one another.
Saving People Involved in the Persecution
My son also practices Falun Gong. Once, officials from his workplace sent him to a brainwashing center to force him to renounce Falun Gong. I went to his workplace to clarify the truth to people involved; they all knew that my son was an excellent employee. I told them how he quit smoking and drinking and became a better person after taking up the practice. I asked them not to persecute a good person.
A few months ago, two police officers came to my home to check on me. I told them that I still practiced Falun Gong and how Falun Gong gives me a healthy body. I told them more facts about Falun Gong and persuaded them to quit the Chinese Communist Party. They all agreed to quit and even asked to borrow the book Zhuan Falun. I treasured the book so much that I hesitated a bit. But I did hope for them to read it, so I lent it to them and asked them to take good care of it.
Negating Sickness Karma
Whenever I had tribulations with sickness karma, I always negated them with my thoughts. No matter how severe the symptoms were, I did not follow my body's reactions. When I felt bad, I did not want to lay down. I believed that laying on the bed amounted to recognizing the tribulation. I should not acknowledge the sickness karma with my actions. Instead, I thought of Master's teachings. With the Fa in my heart, the sickness karma disappeared quickly.
Four years ago, I was suddenly unable to stand up or walk. It was a symptom of femoral head necrosis. My daughter-in-law asked me to go to the hospital, but I refused–I knew that Master would take care of me. My home is a group study site. When practitioners came, I tried to do things normally, and they did not notice anything. I insisted on doing the house chores even though I had a hard time standing straight and had to support myself with my hands or by leaning on things.
I kept telling myself that I am a practitioner and that I could do it. By the fifth day, I was still unable to stand straight. I told myself that I was cooperating with the evil forces. So, I slowly straightened up my back to walk.
The next day was July 20, marking another year of the persecution. I forced myself to go out to put up posters. Afterward, I was able to walk. I was back to normal 20 days later. Through this episode, my daughter-in-law witnessed the power of Dafa. She no longer asked me to go to the hospital when I had sickness karma later.
Another time, I suddenly began to vomit blood for almost an hour. I used to vomit blood before practicing Dafa, but I did not treat it seriously. I kept Master's teachings in my mind and felt reassured. I went to bed like normal and felt fine the next morning.
A few years back, I had an accident. Two young men walked past me carrying a big log around 15 feet long; I had been sitting nearby. They stood the log up to take a break, but the log slipped out of their hands and fell squarely onto my head. I collapsed onto the ground. But I had one thought before I passed out: I am a practitioner, and I have Master protecting me; I would be fine.
I woke up shortly afterward. The men were so scared and thought I would be dead. I told them that I am a Falun Gong practitioner and that my Master had protected me; I would not ask them for money. I told them about Falun Gong and about quitting the CCP. Both of them agreed to do so.
My Family's Blessings
My daughter is a college professor. She caught a strange disease in 2017. She was unable to eat, and her whole body ached. Over time, she became emaciated. She was so miserable that she did not even want to live. I brought her to my home and asked her to listen to Master's lectures, read Zhuan Falun and do the exercises.
Shortly afterward, she started to eat. Six days later, she began to gain back her weight. She is now a healthy practitioner.
My daughter-in-law is not a practitioner but supports Dafa. She welcomes practitioners who come to my home to study. She would also do house chores in order to give me more time to go out to talk to people about Dafa. Their family is very happy.
I feel so fortunate to be a Falun Gong practitioner. I do not know how to pay back Master's compassion aside from continuing to tell more people the facts and continuing to save people.